[OSGeo-Discuss] Open Public Transport Data for the City of Athens

Spiros Athanasiou spathan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 10:07:42 EDT 2011

Dear all,

As of today, the Athens Urban Transport Organization (www.oasa.gr), announced 
the availability of the public transport data (routes, schedules) for the City 
of Athens, under a CC-BY-v3.0 license.

The data is currently provided through geodata.gov.gr ([1], available in Greek) 
and follow the GTFS format.

One of the first users of the data set is Google Transit (a public announcement 
is expected this Wednesday), while there are numerous Greek companies working 
hard to integrate the data in their products and services.

Kudos to the Greek Open Data community, which provided vocal support for 12 
months now, ever since the first brainstorming session took place at GeoDataCamp 
2010 [2].

We expect that the immediate gains for the public and the visitors of Athens 
will serve as another solid example for the importance of open data.

On behalf of the geodata.gov.gr team,


[1] http://tinyurl.com/6fjba8m
[2] http://www.geodata.gov.gr/geodatacamp/mediawiki/index.php/GeoDataCamp2010
Athanasiou Spiros
Knowledge and DataBase Systems Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tel:     (+30) 210 772 1436, (+30) 6977 54 78 99
e-mail:  spathan at dblab.ece.ntua.gr, spathan at gmail.com

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